ORIGINAL STORY: Victoria’s UNIFY Gathering heavy music festival has reportedly shared plans to expand its crowd capacity by thousands in 2019 and 2020, after it sets up camp at a new home early next year.
The Star reports that UNIFY Gathering’s General Manager Rhett McLaren spoke at a South Gippsland Shire Council meeting in late April, where he said the festival hopes to attract 12,500 festival-goers in 2019 and 15,000 in 2020, up from 7,500 in 2018.
UNIFY Gathering debuted in 2015, with around 3,000 people in attendance, and has been held at the Tarwin Lower Recreation Reserve ever since.
In 2019, the festival is moving a few kilometres away, to a new site which reportedly has room for 20,000 people.
Organisers wouldn’t confirm crowd capacity plans when contacted by Music Feeds, but said in a statement, “Unify Gathering 2019 announcements will start rolling out towards the end of July. All will be revealed then.”
Back in January, organisers revealed they were doing “first drafts” of their lineup for 2019, after hosting sets from the likes of Parkway Drive, Architects, The Amity Affliction and Tonight Alive in 2018.